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Game Critics

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Wizard, Feb 14, 2016.

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  1. Wizard

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    (I apologize in advance if there is a thread like this. If there is, I can't find it.)

    There are many different websites out there for different gaming critics, such as IGN and Metacritic. Game critics have been criticized a lot for some of the things they have said, as they can be very biased towards or against a game (7.8/10 too much water).

    What is your favorite website to read criticisms from? Why is that your favorite over the others? Do you even like any of the critic websites?
     
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    Well, I do not like reading game reviews. It will always have some opinions in them, unless they are too informative. And after what the critics did to my beloved Skyward Sword, I will not read these reviews. I also would not like my opinions to be somewhat changed due to someone else's opinions.
     
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    I get most of my reviews from Metacritic (entirely ignoring the journalistic reviews, which can be purchased), since it's crowd-sourced by actual players. However, if we're talking about non-commercial critics...

    Egoraptor.

    This video says it all. (nsfw words and severe wtf-ness (the wtf-ness being in that video only))

    I especially applaud his Sequelitis installations of the Mega Man (Classic versus X) and the controversial Zelda (mostly LttP versus OoT) show he did. The man is a visionary and a genius, and should totally be a hired consultant for game devs. I mean really, he is one cool dude, and he knows what he's talking about. Even on some of the points I disagree with, every time I admit it's still a really valid point he raises with his criticisms. For instance, his praise of Zelda 1's untamed unguided adventure being a good thing. While I think it was too unguided, I admit it's almost preferable to the hand-holding Zelda's been doing lately. So when he says something like "Skyward Sword sucks, 0/10", I listen.
     
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    In general, I try to look at a lot of different critique sites rather than just one. Bias exists from site to site in odd ways, and I find I can get a better picture of what the game is going to be by diversifying my search for critique.
     
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  5. Megarai111

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    I don't usually use critic sites, but when I do, I tend to just google "[game name] review" and click the first few sites I see. I do find IGN a very useful site because it keeps showing up as one of the top search results and the reviews given there are pretty helpful.
     
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    I don't usually end up reading reviews until I've found a specific game to look into, at which point I'll usually look up some let's players on YouTube or something and get some gameplay footage to look over myself. If I want an actual straight-up review, usually Steam user reviews are enough to get a good idea of the game's quality (provided said game is on Steam), though if I need some more feedback I agree that a Google search for reviews will do the trick. Using a single website for reviews seems a little bit unhelpful, as you should always get multiple inputs regarding something's quality.

    I certainly think that reviews are a useful tool when deciding whether or not a game's going to be worth your money, and to potentially get more out of the experience after completion should you be reminded of the game's quality, or lack thereof.
     
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    I never look for game reviews. I like to try games myself because it happened many times that i end up liking the game which people hate. So for myself i get my own opinions for games by trying them myself.
     
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    I usually look towards Gamspot, IGN, or Metacritic for critic response.
    They seem to be fair, at least in some regard.

    Then I usually form my own opinion, based around what they stated beforehand.
     
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